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Jonathan Lane

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  1. What piece is this?

    Nice bit of incense too!
  2. Dedham Organ Systems

    They don't have it apparently!
  3. Dedham Organ Systems

    Does anyone have a schematic or operators/installers instruction sheet for these. We're working on one at present and cannot track down a fault. PM me if this is easier. Thanks, Jonathan
  4. All Saints Odiham

    Further to Nachthorn's comments I have now had a chance to play this fine new instrument since completion of the pedal reed, the last stop to be completed. We have been taking out the old organ so have managed to both here the organ in the church, including at a wedding, and have a chance to play it. It truly is a very fine example of outstanding British organ building possessing a good clean action, if exacting on the player (which is good of course!) and a beautiful tonal palate designed ideal for most periods of English music and I dare say many more (I played the Widor Toccata on it and it sounded very fine!) Congratulations to Goetze and Gwynn for a fine addition to their Opus and to organ building in England. Jonathan
  5. Organ Article Wanted

    Been out of things for a bit, too busy at work. If you haven't got rid of the magazines yet I will take them! Thanks in advance. Jonathan
  6. Pershore Abbey

    In fact the Walker organ of 1940/1971 was only a rebuild of the 1872 Nicholson, see http://www.npor.org.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch.cgi...ec_index=N12480 and http://www.npor.org.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch.cgi...ec_index=N03721. The latter survey suggests 'Rebuilt incorporating material from the old Nicholson organ of 1872', however, a large amount of the pipework is believed to be Nicholson. The 1971 work is very obvious, partly because it is very recent. When we eventually restore, we will be able to establish how much is Nicholson, however, the evidence so far suggests between 50% and 75%. Sadly, I suspect there may never be a new pipe organ at Pershore because the funds could never be justified. The organ I have designed would be in the c. £600K bracket, and with rising prices for metal and timber this is probably now out of date. However, one can dream! Jonathan
  7. Pershore Abbey

    I don't know much about the chamber organ at all, when we took the Nicholson away, it was stored in the parish centre opposite so we only went in the Abbey once or twice. The Nicholson is in store, although the pipes have suffered in being stored in stacked cardboard boxes and flat for 13 years. When the organ finds a new home, we will restore all the pipework, although it is about to be moved to a new storage location, so we may start work on that when there is slack time in the workshop (I wish!) Incidentally, I have a specification for a new organ for the Abbey, totally speculative, but using cases at triforium level at the east end. Jonathan
  8. Cost of a new instrument

    You mean like the ones who regularly have to recall their cars because of often dangerous faults!
  9. A question of storage

    I have yet to find anything that out does the RSCM boxes, two sizes for normal choral music and the full size organ boxes for A4. They are very substantial. Jonathan
  10. This is very goog

    Superb acoustic too!
  11. Liverpool Cathedral

    Me too! I frequently use a 16' on the manuals in accompaniment and solo work, and find it far more useful to have it in the Swell, although I would prefer one on every division. Jonathan
  12. Peter Hurford OBE

    I have to concur with this. Peter Hurford's first rendition of the complete Bach organ works were a staple diet as an early teen when I first started as an organist (and builder!). Although they went out of fashion later, I still ocassionally put the records on. Hurford was an inspirition to a young player, and I suspect I may not have continued without his playing to aspire to. Many Happy Returns Dr Hurford!
  13. Positive Organ Company

    Thanks CTT, that helps narrow the timescale quite a bit. The one we are keen to find out about is 824 and that would fall broadly around 1914 as we believe. It may well have been a year yearlier judging by the January date.
  14. Positive Organ Company

    Thanks Tony, As is often the case i thought you might know these things. I've used the DBOB as a starting point already, but the other references I am sure will be helpful. Best wishes, Jonathan
  15. Positive Organ Company

    Does anyone have detailed informtion on the Positive Organ Company, especially while the operated under this name. I saw an organ yesterday and there is no date on the organ and no reference to its age. It is believed to be 1914 and therefore is coming up on its centenery. It has an Opus number so I am keen to find out more. For instance, who ended up with their records/papers? Thanks, Jonathan